Keiva, never stray away from what holds your roots.
Today, for the first time, you volunteered for a 5k race instead of running in it. You helped people sign in, got their registration bags, and even held conversations with an old lady reminiscing about “what it used to be.” Out of all your years of living, I can say today you truly fell back in love.
You fell in love with the support people give in time of need.
You fell in love with the art of a conversation.
You fell in love with seeing other people’s success more than your own.
You fell in love with the determination to make others around you feel loved.
Today Keiva, you found out why Jesus gave his life and rose for you.
I want you to never forget why you do the things you do. Never forget to love others even when they don’t love you. Never forget to be kind to the cold hearted or spare a meal to the homeless. Never forget we all need love whether we deserve it or not.
For the rest of your Earthly life, I want you to never forget to give this love. This God-given, unconditional love.